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Sacred Fire

Sacred Fire

A Vision for a Deeper Human and Christian Maturity

by Ronald Rolheiser

"When Ron Rolheiser writes, it is clear, compelling, and challenging, plus it is about issues that matter to the soul. Well, here he does it again—and does it well!"

—Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contempation

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

Beloved author Ronald Rolheiser continues his search for an accessible and penetrating Christian spirituality in this highly anticipated follow-up to the contemporary classic, The Holy Longing.

On Mature Discipleship: A Q&A with Rolheiser

On Mature Discipleship: A Q&A with Rolheiser

"The most challenging aspect of mature discipleship is accepting and living out the fact that our lives are not our own, but that we belong to community and to a reality larger than ourselves."

Praise for Sacred Fire

Praise for Sacred Fire

"Ronald Rolheiser is one of the great Christian spiritual writers of our time..." —James Martin, SJ

Sacred Fire: Read an Excerpt

Sacred Fire: Read an Excerpt

Maturation is a lifelong journey with different phases, human and spiritual. What are the seasons of life and what are the stages of discipleship?

Ronald Rolheiser's Website

Ronald Rolheiser's Website

Read more from Fr. Rolheiser at his website here.

Discussion Questions

Discussion Questions

Download these Sacred Fire discussion questions for individual or group study.

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

Spirituality for the Second Half of Life...and Beyond

Spirituality for the Second Half of Life...and Beyond

Carl McColman

God loves us unconditionally in our imperfections, and yet invites us to love not in a merely human way, but in a truly divine way.

Giving of our Life...and Death

Giving of our Life...and Death

Kathy Schiffer

Rolheiser sees the gift of self in two ways: in learning to give of our lives, we are preparing to give of our deaths.

A Challenge for Deeper Spiritual Maturity

A Challenge for Deeper Spiritual Maturity

Phil Fox Rose

Sacred Fire is an invaluable resource brimming with reassurances, advice and thoughtful proddings about those spiritual challenges that can emerge later on the spiritual journey of life.

Ignited by Sacred Fire

Ignited by Sacred Fire

Elizabeth Nordquist

Without a condemnatory or critical tone in his voice, Rolheiser dares the Mature Disciple to aspire to be more than just good, but to be a saint.

A Sacred Challenge

A Sacred Challenge

Roger Wolsey

Sacred Fire provides numerous tips, insights, a bevy of powerful quotes, and loads of time-tested wisdom to help normalize my situation and to give me permission to accept, own, and breathe into my reality with grace and assurance.

Mature Discipleship and the Way of Blessing

Mature Discipleship and the Way of Blessing

Bruce Epperly

I was delighted when Catholic spiritual writer Ronald Rolheiser placed the act of blessing at the heart of mature spirituality.

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